Archive for December, 2009

THE SYSTEM WORKED??

December 28, 2009

The system worked!

America’s Homeland Security advisor Janet Napolitano’s words when commenting about an attempt to blow up an airliner over a major city in the USA, are you freaking kidding me!  It took a more pointed interview to finally get her to admit there are major problems with the system. 

It took 3 hours for the staff of the President to notify him about the incident.  Because we have an idiot as an Attorney General, who deems it more important to wage war against our own National Security professionals and military members, we have yet another terror suspect sitting in a jail cell, enjoying constitutional rights that Obama gave him, while those responsible for planning and financing this attack plan the next attempt making changes so it works next time!  

Americans should be angry over how Obama’s administration has changed American policy on terrorism back to the Carter/Clinton strategy of handling terrorism as a crime.  The fact a young Arab could board an airliner destined for America, even after his own father warned officials he was worried about his son’s contacts with Islamic extremists, was a huge red flag with regard to our own security and it was ignored is proof enough the system DID NOT work!  Britain denied him access into the country but America gave him an entry Visa into the USA!  The system worked? 

We must demand US officials take Airline security as a high priority and forget about offending certain minority groups.  Political correctness has no place in national security!  These Islamic extremists are making fools out of Americans because of our sensitivity about offending young Muslims.  One of Obama’s liberal advisors responded with these words:  We cannot afford to offend a billion Muslims by subjecting them to profiling or increased security checks; it will only cause them turn against America.  Most Americans with common sense already understand at least 85 percent of the Muslim population already are against America and western culture,  perhaps not to the point of committing acts of terror, but certainly by remaining quiet about it. 

The system did not work!  It failed miserably because Obama’s administration is targeting the wrong enemy.  We are not at war with our own  intelligence professionals and military members, who are taking the fight to Islamic terrorists,  we are at war with Islamic extremist when will Obama wake up and get it right?  Will it take another major terror incident within America’s boarder?

Post Script –  I watched Obama’s remarks two days after the incident.  My message to the President.  Stop talking like a Harvard Liberal Attorney and start acting like the dam President of the USA!   Did anyone else notice the number of times he used alledged when describing this incident?  His lack of anger or passion?  I sure did!

A Christmas Miracle Flt-253

December 26, 2009

A Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, who claims to be an agent for al-Qaida tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane Friday as it was preparing to land in Detroit.  Fortunately, quick thinking travelers who smelled smoke and heard what sounded like firecrackers rushed to subdue him.  Northwest-Flt-253 with 278 passengers truly experienced a Christmas miracle by surviving this terror attempt.  The man claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil!

This failed terror attack must remind Americans we are at war with Islamic Terrorists in spite of the Obama Administration’s attempts to downplay it. Was the terrorist’s destination to Dearborn, Michigan a coincidence or because it is home to more extremist Muslims then anywhere else in America? Just this past year we have emboldened al-Qaida’s resolve to continue striking at American interests and lives with acts of terror.  Their leaders believe Americans do not have the will to fight the war on terror.  Look to the New Year for increased efforts by al-Qaida to find new ways to hit America hard as a result of our reluctance to take the fight to them.  It is clear the safety we enjoyed in America during the Bush Administration’s war on terror has come to an end.  We will not be safe against terrorism if America goes back to the Clinton/Carter strategy of treating them as criminals and pursuing them in civil court.  How much proof in terms of American deaths do we require before realizing that fact?

MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICA

December 24, 2009

The country’s liberals received a Christmas present from the US Senate this morning. The gift was a debt we probably cannot recover from in the next couple of generations, and an expansion of government into our lives that is unprecedented. That has been the goal of the liberal left for decades under the guise of better government.  This all comes to you with the passing of Obama’s Health Care plan. 

Many Americans cannot comprehend what a Trillion Dollars represents. The Democrats have had a successful campaign in spinning a Trillion Dollars into sounding like a Billion Dollars in terms of government spending. Even a Billion dollars represents a figure average Americans cannot comprehend in real dollars.  This madness goes back to Republicans as well since they have had their hand in deficit spending by the Federal Government! 

Well, Merry Christmas America…  To Americans who still get it, God Bless America and we pray for his help in our time of genuine need.  We must resolve to fight against this power grab by liberals and make our voices heard strongly in 2010.  My Christmas wish for 2010, a new Congress that truly represents the American people.

DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO!

December 23, 2009

If you have followed the Health Care Bill you probably are disgusted with the talking points coming from the liberal leadership over the past few days.  Congress’ explanation justifying payouts of hundreds of millions of dollars to Senators in Louisiana, Nebraska, Massachusetts and Connecticut in exchange for their vote in favor of the Health Care Bill, is that Congress has been doing it for decades to pass legislation!  That is exactly why in 2010 we must remove all “professional” politicians from office!  Regardless of political party, they are all corrupted by power. 

The promises and deals made behind closed doors to secure votes in favor of passing Obama’s Health Care Bill amounts to billions of dollars of your tax dollars.  The deal for the above mentioned states is they will not have to pay increases in Medicaid expenses “in perpetuity”.  These extra costs will be spread to the other states which translates into higher Medicaid/Medicare tax deductions from your paycheck!  Funny how this isn’t spelled out in their talking points to the media.  The numbers over the past week have been so fluid and crazy– the Congressional Budget Office cannot keep up with it! 

Another point I wonder about … how much it will cost Taxpayers to merge a final bill between the House and Senate.  What promises will be made to those who are insistent on a Public Option and abortion paid by Medicaid?  We must assume secret negotiations are ongoing right now for their votes.  How much will this cost the American Taxpayer?  

Finally, the definition of offering a bribe is as follows: 

1: money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust.
2: something that serves to induce or influence.
 

I see no difference in the definition of a bribe with what is a common practice on Capitol Hill to obtain votes for a Bill’s passage. Opponents question the constitutionality of this Bill; I question why it is not a violation of the law against bribery. These caucus meetings behind closed doors should be halted unless it is on a subject of National Security.  America’s future is far too important to be kept secret until a Bill, with thousands of pages, is presented on the house floor for a vote, so much for Pelosi’s promise of transparency!   Congress has one significant bi-partisan message for Americans.  “Do as I say not as I do”.

OBAMA HAVING A BAD DAY!

December 22, 2009

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barrack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21 that’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President

 Fifty-three percent (53%) of men strongly disapprove along with 39% of women. Most African-American voters (58%) Strongly approve while most white voters (53%) Strongly Disapprove.  Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republicans Strongly Disapprove as do 52% of unaffiliated voters, forty-seven percent (47%) of Democrats Strongly Approve. 

 It does not look like a Merry Christmas for Obama this year.

Gore’s Inconvenient Truth Exposed

December 16, 2009

We have been hearing about the e-mails where climate experts have been in collusion to “fudge data” on climate temperatures to support of their global warming theory which has created lucrative global business deals.  Now their leader Al Gore has been caught in an inconvenient lie with regards to the North Pole’s ice cap.  In front of his own followers at the Global climate change summit in Copenhagen, Gore stated the latest research showed that there was a 75% likelihood the North Pole could be completely ice-free in five years during the summer months.

The scientist he referred to in his speech, Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski, has come forward and refuted Gore’s statement disavowing any connection to it!  “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”  It appears Gore forgot he was speaking to a global audience of scientists and not the kool-aide crowd he is accustomed to speaking to when promoting global warming scam.  It appears the actual melting taking place is inside Gore’s head. 

His statements over the years that he invented the Internet and “Love Story” was written about his own young life are indicators there are some troubling issues with this man.  Why people, excluding the far left give him any credibility is puzzling.  The other troubling issue with Al Gore is his hypocrisy with his so called “Green Approach”.  His fondness for private jets, a huge mansion, and limousines to chauffeur him to his destinations speaks volumes about his own personal commitment to “Green”.  It would be a wonderful Christmas gift to see this political loser melt away into obscurity instead of the North Pole’s ice cap.

An unwanted “Grinchmas” Present

December 15, 2009

It looks like Obama’s health care bill is going to get passed by the Senate.  To get this done before Christmas, Reid and other top leaders in the Democratic Party, have done some serious horse trading with hold outs.  The one independent Senator Lieberman, who refused to support its passage, has now been persuaded after Reid agreed to remove the amendment lowering the age eligibility for Medicare and the so called public option.  Keep in mind Medicare is going broke already trying to support those currently on Medicare.  It makes you wonder how liberals in support of this bill can seriously look into the cameras and state their bill will not increase the deficit and there will be no curtailing of current medical coverage.  If you really believe this then you probably believe in Santa Claus.  If this bill is passed forget Santa Claus, we will have A “Grinchmas” to look forward to this year. 

In spite of 60 percent of Americans voicing dissent to this health care bill, Congress and Obama are determined to pass it into law.  It will create an even more powerful government bureaucracy and less freedom of choice for you.  The notion government can manage something as large as the health care industry is laughable.    It will be up to us to show our elected representatives that they represent us not their leaders in the house and senate. We can do that by tossing them out of office in 2010.  Already, Pelosi with her typical arrogance has already announced she is prepared to lose up to 40 seats in the next election, referring to it as: “A thinning of the heard”.  Hopefully she finds herself leading a minority party and finds out Americans are not going along with her vision of a socialist America.  That would be a nice Christmas present for 2010.

A DAY OF INFAMY

December 7, 2009

Today for those, old enough or wise enough, to remember history is Pearl Harbor Day.  To those from our Greatest Generation, it was their 9-11 day.  It was a day when American soil was attacked without warning by an enemy with global domination as their goal.  The surprise attack galvanized Americans and launched us into WW11 against Nazi and Imperial Japanese oppression.  The major difference between Pearl Harbor and this generation’s 9-11 attack was their generation had a will to fight and win their war and did unconditionally. 

Today’s America has lost the will to win wars, even when attacked by an enemy vowing to destroy America, and continues to launch terrorist attacks against it.  The US Navy is steeped in tradition due to its long proud history of defending America’s interests at home and overseas.  The navy took the largest toll upon its forces during Pearl Harbor.  That day is remembered as a day where thousands of sailors lost their lives.  It is for that reason I question why the navy chose this day to begin court martial proceedings against three navy Seals who to most Americans are heroes for capturing a high priority target hiding in Iraq? 

I am saddened and angry over the Naval decision to pick Pearl Harbor Day to prosecute these three Seal heroes.  A day with special reverence to all military veterans and Americans who care about freedom and a strong military to defend it.  This date is not a coincidence; it is a deliberate insult by liberals, who control civilian government, and hold power over military commanders.  It is another way for them to make yet another political statement against our military.  Don’t be fooled into believing other wise.  America now has two reasons to mark this day as:  “A Day OF Infamy”, thanks to Obama’s administration.

MAKING CRIMINALS OUT OF HEROS

December 2, 2009

 

** Final Update **  5-07-2010

Navy Seal (Hero) Mathew McCabe was the last of  three American Heroes to be aquitted by a jury of his peers last night.  Thank God for common sense!  Obama and his inner circle of advisors should be ashamed for allowing it to happen!  Yes Obama, you get the credit/blame for this national embarassment!

** Update** 5-3-2010

Today in Washington DC the 3rd and final Navy Seal Hero, Mathew McCabe, is Court Martialed over an allegation that he assaulted a high priority terrorist during his capture!  The Obama Administration has ignored the strong protests to have these charges dropped.  Those pleas for dropping the charge has fallen on deaf ears both at the Pentagon and White House in the name of political correctness and appeasement to our enemies. 

It will take another jury of McCabes’ peers to do the right thing, since it is obvious our Commander-in-Chief is ignoring this issue.  This entire episode, which has dragged on for over 2 years, has been a disgrace to those who with pride swear an oath to serve and protect this nation.  Shame on those in power who have allowed this political correctness circus to go this far!

 

** Update** 4-23-2010

SWO 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe was found NOT GUILTY by a jury in Iraq.  This is the 2nd not guilty verdict out of the 3 government court martials scheduled.   The government needs to put an end to this waste of money for the sake of political correctness.   Thank God our military heroes will not be made into criminals.  Thank God for a military that is sending it’s own message to our enemies.  You will never win…

 

 **Update ** 4-22-2010

A six-man jury found Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, 29, of Blue Island, Illinois, not guilty of charges of dereliction of duty and attempting to influence the testimony of another service member. The jury spent two hours deliberating the verdict.

This is great news and my message to Obama’s civilian military advisors. Stop pressuring the military to go forward with the other two trials of these Seals. Most Americans understand that you’re trying to send a message to our enemies by making military heroes into criminals. It is not working!

** Update ** 4-06-2010

A Military judge overseeing the court martial of (3) Navy Seals has ruled the military witnesses testifying against the government’s witness will be granted immunity for their testimony. This is a huge decision in favor of the Seals on trial.

The key government witness against these heroes is the terrorist who killed the Black Water security contractors, and after mutilating their corpses, put them on public display!

Americans should be demanding President Obama order the politically motivated military leaders in both Iraq and the Pentagon to drop charges against all three of these heroes! This circus has gone on far too long and anyone with common sense must be outraged over the fact these American heroes have been made to suffer this long over such a stupid baseless charge!

President Obama, do the right thing as commander in chief and order this court martial ended now. The focus should be on the terrorist and his military trial for the murder of American citizens!

 

** UPDATE** 1-21-201

Defense attorney Neal Puckett speaking to the press announced the government plans to conduct the court-martial trials of three Navy Seals in Iraq where the terrorist who made the charges is held.  The Seals are charged with assaulting, Ahmed Hashim Abed, a wanted terrorist who killed several Americans in Iraq and publicly mutilated their corpses.  

What is the US Government’s reason for conducting the trials in Iraq?  Because they claim it would be too difficult to send Ahmed Hashim Abed to the US for trial!  The  same government who just months ago, via Attorney General Eric Holder, announced sending Guantanamo terrorists to the United States for detention and trials!  Don’t forget the more infamous plan to send terrorist KSM and others assisting in the planning of the 9-11 attack!  Are you kidding me?  Does anyone else how ridiculous this sounds? 

The government is willing to waste your tax dollars to send over a legal team of both prosecutors and defense lawyers plus the support staff involved in this case, house them in Iraq until the trials are complete, to insure this terrorist is not inconvenienced!  That is outrageous and another example of the Obama administration’s incompetent policy towards terrorism.  Americans should write their congressman and Senators demanding this decision be reversed, if it is government policy to send captured Muslim Terrorists to the USA for a show trial; then certainly three Navy Seals deserve the same consideration.

End Update

Three Navy SEALs are facing court-martial for allegedly assaulting and mishandling a detainee, Ahmed Hashim Abed, who is connected to the 2004  slaying and mutilation of four U.S. security contractors in Fallujah and considered a high priority target, they captured him in Iraq in September according to military officials.  If you are accustomed to getting your news from the mainstream media chances are you don’t know much about this case. 

The three SEALs — Special Warfare Operators 2nd Class Matthew McCabe and Jonathan Keefe, and SO1 Julio Huertas — will be arraigned Dec. 7 in a military court in Norfolk, Va.  They are expected to plead not guilty when they appear at their arraignment. “They are all together and they all maintain that they are innocent of these charges.

Army Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, SOCCent commander, preferred the charges against the SEALs and will serve as the convening authority as the cases proceed to court-martial, tentatively scheduled for mid-January.  The SEALs are being essentially charged for allegedly giving the detainee “a punch in the gut.”  “In a combat environment, during the apprehension of a detainee … these things happen all the time and can easily be justified as maintaining control of a detainee.”

I am outraged over this incident.  These SEALs should have been decorated for accomplishing their mission successfully.  Instead as a result of the toxic political correctness coming from the far left, these heroes are now being charged with crimes.  Our President last night in front of the prestigious West Point Military Academy pretends to support our troops, really?  If that was true he would have pardoned these SEALs within twenty-four hours of learning of it.  This coupled with the other outrageous act of bringing confessed Islamic terrorists, captured on the battlefield, to a civil trial in NYC and, ignoring his key military advisors and making a political compromise in Afghanistan are clear examples of this administration’s distain for our military, law enforcement and intelligence services, the professionals who are committed to keeping our country safe.   I can only pray these most recent acts by Obama help galvanize Americans with common sense to wake up and ensure those in power today are shown the door in 2010, and a real leader is found to replace this incompetent President who enjoys embarrassing our country by apologizing for it’s past.